The inquiry committee probing the suicide of an engineering student, who ended his life after being erroneously declared failed, has recommended compulsory retirement of Mushtaq Ahmad Tiploo, senior lecturer in Government Higher Secondary School Jawahar Nagar who had evaluated the student's Physics paper.
"The inquiry committee has submitted its report within a week. As the teacher, Tiploo, belongs to Education Department, we have recommended that he be declared 'deadwood' and given compulsory retirement from service," Technical Education Minister, Imran Reza Ansari told reporters here.
The government had ordered a time-bound inquiry to probe the suicide of Adnan Hilal, who ended his life after he found that he had been declared failed in Physics paper.
Adnan's father had applied for re-evaluation of the paper as his son was confident of having done well in the examination.
The revised marking of the paper revealed that Adnan had not only passed the Physics examination, but was a class topper with an aggregate of 70 percent in his first semester of the three-year-diploma in electronic engineering.
Ansari had promised a time-bound probe into the incident and action against whoever was found guilty.
The enquiry officer Shabnum Kamili, Director Technical Education, has recommended the strict punishment against the evaluator.
"The Department Technical Education shall also request the School Education Department to initiate strict action against the delinquent lecturer, including declaring the teacher as deadwood and retiring him from the service after conducting proper enquiry," reads the report.
The inquiry committee has also recommended the action against the officers for lack of supervision over the evaluation. "In the first instance, Secretary SBOTE and Deputy Registrar of SBOTE (State Board of Technical Education) must be immediately shifted to non-sensitive postings," the committee recommended.
Tiploo had evaluated the Physics answer paper of Adnan Hilal son of Hilal Ahmad Gilkar of Hyderpora and had declared him fail by showing him to have secured only 28 out of 100 marks. Adnan had committed suicide after seeing the result. The revaluation sought by Hilal showed Adnan had in reality secured 48 marks with overall percentage of 70.
The enquiry committee also reassessed the Physics Paper through a subject expert who declared that Adnan had scored 50 out of 100 marks.